stiletto


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sti·let·to

 (stĭ-lĕt′ō)
n. pl. sti·let·tos or sti·let·toes
1.
a. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
b. Something shaped like such a dagger.
2. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
3. A shoe or boot with a stiletto heel.

[Italian, diminutive of stilo, dagger, from Latin stilus, stylus, spike.]

stiletto

(stɪˈlɛtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a small dagger with a slender tapered blade
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a sharply pointed tool used to make holes in leather, cloth, etc
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: spike heel or stiletto heel a very high heel on a woman's shoe, tapering to a very narrow tip
vb, -toes, -toing or -toed
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to stab with a stiletto
[C17: from Italian, from stilo a dagger, from Latin stilus a stake, pen; see stylus]

sti•let•to

(stɪˈlɛt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos, -toes, n.
1. a short dagger with a slender, somewhat tapered blade.
2. an awl used in sewing to make small holes in fabric.
v.t.
3. to stab or kill with a stiletto.
[1605–15; < Italian <stil(o) dagger (< Latin stilus stylus)]

stiletto


Past participle: stilettoed
Gerund: stilettoeing

Imperative
stiletto
stiletto
Present
I stiletto
you stiletto
he/she/it stilettoes
we stiletto
you stiletto
they stiletto
Preterite
I stilettoed
you stilettoed
he/she/it stilettoed
we stilettoed
you stilettoed
they stilettoed
Present Continuous
I am stilettoeing
you are stilettoeing
he/she/it is stilettoeing
we are stilettoeing
you are stilettoeing
they are stilettoeing
Present Perfect
I have stilettoed
you have stilettoed
he/she/it has stilettoed
we have stilettoed
you have stilettoed
they have stilettoed
Past Continuous
I was stilettoeing
you were stilettoeing
he/she/it was stilettoeing
we were stilettoeing
you were stilettoeing
they were stilettoeing
Past Perfect
I had stilettoed
you had stilettoed
he/she/it had stilettoed
we had stilettoed
you had stilettoed
they had stilettoed
Future
I will stiletto
you will stiletto
he/she/it will stiletto
we will stiletto
you will stiletto
they will stiletto
Future Perfect
I will have stilettoed
you will have stilettoed
he/she/it will have stilettoed
we will have stilettoed
you will have stilettoed
they will have stilettoed
Future Continuous
I will be stilettoeing
you will be stilettoeing
he/she/it will be stilettoeing
we will be stilettoeing
you will be stilettoeing
they will be stilettoeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stilettoeing
you have been stilettoeing
he/she/it has been stilettoeing
we have been stilettoeing
you have been stilettoeing
they have been stilettoeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stilettoeing
you will have been stilettoeing
he/she/it will have been stilettoeing
we will have been stilettoeing
you will have been stilettoeing
they will have been stilettoeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stilettoeing
you had been stilettoeing
he/she/it had been stilettoeing
we had been stilettoeing
you had been stilettoeing
they had been stilettoeing
Conditional
I would stiletto
you would stiletto
he/she/it would stiletto
we would stiletto
you would stiletto
they would stiletto
Past Conditional
I would have stilettoed
you would have stilettoed
he/she/it would have stilettoed
we would have stilettoed
you would have stilettoed
they would have stilettoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stiletto - a small dagger with a tapered bladestiletto - a small dagger with a tapered blade
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
Translations

stiletto

[stɪˈletəʊ]
A. N (stilettos or stilettoes (pl))
1. (= knife) → estilete m; (= tool) → pinzón m
2. (Brit) (= shoe) → zapato m con tacón de aguja
B. CPD stiletto heel N (Brit) → tacón m de aguja

stiletto

[stɪˈlɛtəʊ] n (British) (also stiletto heel) → talon m aiguille

stiletto

n (esp Brit)
(= knife)Stilett nt
(also stiletto heel)Bleistift- or Pfennigabsatz m, → Stilettoabsatz m
(also stiletto-heeled shoe)Schuh mmit Bleistift- or Pfennigabsatz

stiletto

[stɪˈlɛtəʊ] n (knife) → stiletto; (shoe) → scarpa con tacco a spillo
References in classic literature ?
said Cassy, drawing a small, glittering stiletto, and flashing it before the eyes of the girl.
He detected a look in his friend's face which excited his suspicion, and was about to slip a stiletto into him when Crioni saved himself by explaining that that look was only an expression of supreme and happy astonishment.
de Treville, as furious at heart as his soldiers, but emphasizing his words and plunging them, one by one, so to say, like so many blows of a stiletto, into the bosoms of his auditors.
Suppose, for instance, the prisoner, as is more than probable, to have served under Napoleon -- well, can you expect for an instant, that one accustomed, at the word of his commander, to rush fearlessly on the very bayonets of his foe, will scruple more to drive a stiletto into the heart of one he knows to be his personal enemy, than to slaughter his fellow-creatures, merely because bidden to do so by one he is bound to obey?
This keen glance of a jealous woman is a stiletto which pierces every cuirass; Marguerite Vanel plunged it straight into the hearts of the two confidants.
Now that was cruel in Trix, more cruel than any one guessed; but girls' tongues can deal wounds as sharp and sudden as the slender stiletto Spanish women wear in their hair, and Polly turned pale, as those words stabbed her.
And without slacking the speed of her entrance she leaped forward with a scream--leaped in time to catch and hang upon the arm of O'Sullivan that was suddenly uplifted, and to whisk from it the long, bright stiletto that he had drawn from his bosom.
Andy Geoghan kicked the stiletto with the toe of his shoe curiously, like an antiquarian who has come upon some ancient weapon unknown to his learning.
He leaned far over the table, till his very breast-bone was over the edge, as though his eyes had been stilettos and he wanted to drive them home into my brain.
We have seen no bravoes with poisoned stilettos, no masks, no wild carnival; but we have seen the ancient pride of Venice, the grim Bronze Horses that figure in a thousand legends.
Does my lord carry bravos for couriers, and stilettos in the fourgons?
For a boldness that transcends into the night, expressive silhouettes can be seen on towering lace-work stiletto designs or thigh-high stiletto booties and Winter exotics of snake and tiger prints to complement the polished woodlands climate in slingback stilettos and multi-strap heels.